25 August 2005
2004 Concha y Toro Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
Another cheap $4 table wine here... the 2004 Concha y Toro Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot. There's some chocolate and earth on the nose, but you really have to hunt for it. As for the flavor, it's odd. There's barely a hint of tannins, maybe a touch of stewed fruit. All in all, there's nothing to get excited about in this wine, but it's not bad for a table wine. If it's any indication, I'm drinking this with some shredded pork tamales and a couple of clementines. As unexciting as the wine is, it would probably still make a good house red for any mom and pop restaurant. I've certainly had worse at higher prices.